On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1987

Historical Events

  • 44th Venice Film Festival: "Au revoir les enfants" ("Goodbye, Children") directed by Louis Malle wins Golden Lion

Baseball Record

Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time

  • Portuguese athlete Rosa Mota wins Women's Marathon at World Chapionships in Rome in 2hr 25:17mins

Famous Birthdays

  • Tony Kane, Irish footballer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Archie Campbell, American country recording artist, comedian, and writer (Hee Haw), dies of a heart attack at 72

Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), dies of a heart attack at 63


1987 Highlights

About August 29, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo